Man gets 25 years in plea deal for murder of Clarksville woman
An autopsy on Tennessee kindergarten teacher Eliza "Liza" Fletcher has determined that she was killed after she was shot in the back of the head. The report, released this week, states, “There are two semicircular defects to the skull consistent with a single gunshot to the head with the bullet traveling in a posterior to anterior (back to front) and right to left direction,” the Associated Press reports. The autopsy, completed by the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis, also note
- Kansas City Star
U.S. District Judge Florence Y. Pan sentenced the Springfield women Friday, one to a halfway house and the other to jail.
- Macon Telegraph
Authorities also said the woman’s pants were “ripped in the groin area.”
The family of the man killed outside of his home in Carmichael is speaking out. 74-year-old James Raleigh was attacked by a homeless man throwing rocks at his home Wednesday evening. When Raleigh went to investigate the noise, 54-year-old Darin Chastain attacked him. Neighbors called the police, and Chastain was arrested soon after. Raleigh was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The attempted robber died at the scene, police said.
- Business Insider
A Jan. 6 defendant said he's 'already felt the impact' of his actions after losing his wife, job, and access to guns
An attorney for Jerry Ryals listed the losses in a Friday sentencing memo requesting no jail time for his client.
- The Tennessean
Alex Friedmann faces between 25 and 40 years in a Tennessee prison for hiding three guns and numerous blades in the downtown detention facility walls.
Larry Finstrom has been a criminal defense attorney for 50 years - but now finds himself on the other side of the law. Finstrom has been charged with soliciting prostitution.
- Wichita Eagle
An officer and the suspect, who was wanted for murder, were both shot during the incident, officials say.
- Idaho Statesman
“The subject was concerned that she was cliffed out and might not be adequately equipped to stay the night,” deputies said.
- Associated Press
Officials have disclosed the identities of five people killed in a Central Texas neighborhood, as well as the suspect in the slayings. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that Nicolas Jaimes-Hernandez, 35, of Mexico, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The DPS identified them as Monica Delgado, 38, Miguel Avila, 15, and Natallie Avila, 14, along with next-door neighbors Lorena Aviles, 47, and her daughter, Natalie Aviles, 20.
- Merced Sun-Star
Susan Russo, nicknamed the “Black Widow” killer, died at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. She was convicted in the 1994 murder of her husband, who was a U.S. Navy officer.
- NBC News
A Massachusetts woman allegedly beat her former landlord to death with a hammer after he found out she was allegedly forging checks in his name and stole over $40,000, officials say.
- The Metrowest Daily News
"I was afraid to answer the front door or get the mail. I was afraid to go for a walk," Natick resident Ina Steiner shared with the court.
This was certainly a strange twist of events…
- Miami Herald
Prosecutors on Friday rested their case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle, as defense attorneys called his wife to the stand to describe his ultimately fatal encounter with a motorist in a road-rage confrontation on a Miami street three years ago.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gaige Grosskreutz, the man who survived being shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, wants to change his legal name
Gaige Grosskreutz's secret name change petition was reported by a conservative news outlet, prompting his call for a leak investigation in Milwaukee County.
- USA TODAY
Eliza Fletcher was abducted while running in West Tennessee in early September. Cleotha Henderson has been charged in connection to her death.
Investigators said the case is not leading them in the direction of a drug-related incident.
A man was arrested for firing several rifle shots, killing a woman on a balcony, and hitting several apartments.